HNC Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
What entry requirements do I need?
You will need a minimum of: Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.
What will I learn?
Our HNC Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course can be studied as a stand-alone qualification, or as the first year of the HND qualification. During this Level 4 course you will gain a broad understanding of mechanical and manufacturing principles.
Delivered alongside the HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering, our expert tutors will give you a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills, and will help you to develop your existing knowledge of engineering. You will be able to expand your understand of mathematics, modern design, and manufacturing techniques, as well as electrical principles to give you a broad understanding of all industrial needs.
By the end of the course you will have developed a good mix of practical and employability skills to further your career or progress onto higher levels of study.
During the course you will cover three core modules. During these modules you will explore the details and principles that underpin analytical methods and engineering science. You will also undertake a personal project that will require you to use your creative abilities to design, implement and evaluate a solution to an engineering problem. You may also decide to expand your knowledge in advanced computer-aided design techniques, and the application of pneumatics and hydraulics to complete the qualification.
- Analytical Methods for Engineers
- Engineering Science
- Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Optional modules A range of modules you could choose are below (offered subject to demand and availability of resources):
- Business Management Techniques for Engineers
- Engineering Design
- Material Handling Systems
- Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques
- Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering
- Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the Universitys curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the Universitys policies and requirements.
What could I progress on to?
Once you have completed the course you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either, advance in your current role, or push for a promotion in this exciting industry. You may also choose to continue onto the second year of the course to complete the HND programme.
Past students have gone on to work with local businesses such as Qinetiqs, where graduates secure technician, supervisor and management roles. Past students have worked with companies such as EDF, Aero Vintage, Photek, Deutsch(TE), Secol Engineering, VG Scienta, Stevens Rowsell, British Gypsum and Interface Engineering.
Additional Course Details for 18/19
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Study Year Year 1 Course code 19500 Course name HNC Mechanical Engineering Y1 Campus Ore Valley Study mode Part-Time Days Thursday + Friday Start date 01/10/18 Duration 30 week (s)